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Ludell A National Book Award nominee in 1975 Ludell is the first book in a groundbreaking trilogy about a young African American girl growing up during the 1950s in a small Georgia town Ludell Wilson is a bookworm and burgeoning writer who adores her best friend Ruthie Mae her loving—but strict—grandmother and of course the new shoes and television her mom sent from New York But Ludell's grandmother has to wash floors to support them and Ruthie Mae's sister is a mother at sixteen Would life be different if she like her mother one day left to go to the big cityBrenda Wilkinson was born in 1946 in Moultrie Georgia Her works have been awarded the New York Times Book Review Outstanding Children's Book of the Year and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and she has been both a nominee for the National Book Award and the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame

9 thoughts on “Ludell

  1. says:

    Ludell lives in rural Georgia with her grandmother whom she calls mama since her own mother left her as a baby to pursue jobs in New York City Mama works very hard to provide for the two of them but keeps a very clean house herself and makes sure that

  2. says:

    I read this book when I was maybe nine or ten years old It's the one of the first books I ever remember reading Even at that age I knew I wanted to be a writer and reading about the exploits of Ludell and her friends birthed something in me that made me want

  3. says:

    Mis Stevanson's Ludell's teacher parting words to the class were It's your own lil red wagon You can roll it pull it or drag it You can even stand still not move a'tall and go no place at all

  4. says:

    First novelseries that made me want to read for fun I read it in high school Loved it Great first YA book

  5. says:

    Ludell by Brenda Wilkinson is a historical fiction story that takes you back to follow the life of Ludell an African American girl living in a segregated area in Georgia Her 1950’s era life may not be overrun by plenty of money toys and clothes but her spunky personality and her g

  6. says:

    One of the best books ofMy youth Great storytelling

  7. says:

    It was good Different but good I would recommend it It's a read for the advanced reader however All in all I liked it

  8. says:

    Couldn't not like it I've never seen a book eschew cliches so thoroughly and just tell it like it is Was More review

  9. says:

    The first book that I read which I fell in love with and started me enjoying to read

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